Friday, August 15, 2008

The Famous APL Fortran Compiler

I just mentioned APL.

Back when I used that programming language one of its claims to fame was that someone had written a Fortran compiler in one line of APL. Now I can't find anything on the internet about this!

Was it not true? Maybe no one ever wrote a Fortran compiler in APL.

The closest I can find is a one-line program that plays the Game of Life. Fun, but not in the same league.

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